Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2017 Data Tables

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Q27. The Great Recession of 2008-09 forced many Michigan jurisdictions to cut the size of their workforce. Since then, hiring has rebounded in some places. How does the overall size of your jurisdiction’s workforce today compare to its size before the Great Recession? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary/irregular employees)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
The Great Recession of 2008-09 forced many Michigan jurisdictions to cut the size of their workforce. Since then, hiring has rebounded in some places. How does the overall size of your jurisdiction’s workforce today compare to its size before the Great Recession? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary/irregular employees) Significantly smaller today 7% 3% 37% 6% 10%
Somewhat smaller today 44% 9% 35% 23% 17%
About the same size workforce today as before Great Recession 35% 71% 20% 60% 59%
Somewhat larger today 11% 8% 5% 6% 8%
Significantly larger today 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Don't Know 3% 8% 3% 5% 6%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
The Great Recession of 2008-09 forced many Michigan jurisdictions to cut the size of their workforce. Since then, hiring has rebounded in
some places. How does the overall size of your jurisdiction’s workforce today compare to its size before the Great Recession? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary/irregular employees)
Significantly smaller today 3% 7% 17% 24% 30% 10%
Somewhat smaller today 11% 14% 23% 32% 40% 17%
About the same size workforce today as before Great Recession 75% 64% 40% 26% 19% 59%
Somewhat larger today 4% 8% 16% 13% 9% 8%
Significantly larger today 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0%
Don't Know 7% 8% 4% 3% 2% 6%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
The Great Recession of 2008-09 forced many Michigan jurisdictions to cut the size of their workforce. Since then, hiring has rebounded in
some places. How does the overall size of your jurisdiction’s workforce today compare to its size before the Great Recession? (Among jurisdictions that have full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary/irregular employees)
Significantly smaller today 9% 3% 4% 7% 7% 24% 10%
Somewhat smaller today 16% 11% 18% 17% 16% 22% 17%
About the same size workforce today as before Great Recession 61% 74% 61% 61% 59% 42% 59%
Somewhat larger today 7% 6% 7% 8% 11% 8% 8%
Significantly larger today 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Don't Know 7% 4% 9% 7% 7% 3% 6%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.